Robert James "Bob" Fitzsimmons (May 26, 1863 - October 22, 1917), an English boxer, made boxing history as the sport's first three-division world champion. He also achieved fame for beating Gentleman Jim Corbett, the man who beat John L. Sullivan. Nicknamed Ruby Robert or The Freckled Wonder, he took pride in his lack of scars, and appeared in the ring wearing heavy woollen underwear to conceal the disparity between his trunk and leg-development.
Peter Gregg Arnett, ONZM (born November 13, 1934, Riverton, New Zealand) is a New Zealand-American journalist. Arnett worked for National Geographic magazine, and later for various television networks, most notably CNN. He is well known for his coverage of war, including the Vietnam War and the Gulf War.
Thomas Heeney (May 18, 1898 – June 15, 1984), commonly called Tom Heeney, was a professional heavyweight boxer, best known for unsuccessfully challenging champion Gene Tunney for the heavyweight championship of the world in New York City on 26 July, 1928. Heeney was born in Gisborne, New Zealand, and worked as a plumber until he left New Zealand.
Sir Peter George Snell, KNZM, MBE (born 17 December 1938 in Opunake) is a former New Zealand athlete, now resident in Texas. He had one of the shortest careers of world famous international sportsmen, yet achieved so much that he was voted New Zealand’s "Sports Champion of the (20th) Century". A protege of the great New Zealand athletics coach Arthur Lydiard, Snell is known for the three Olympic and two Commonwealth gold medals he won.
Barry Vercoe is a New Zealand-born computer scientist and composer. He completed his undergraduate degree in New Zealand in Music and Mathematics and went on to complete a Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, USA, in Music Composition. In 1968, Vercoe's research in Digital Audio Processing paved the way for the subsequent evolution of digital musical composition. In 1971, he joined the faculty at MIT and established the Experimental Music facility in 1973.
William Hayward Pickering ONZ KBE (24 December 1910 — 15 March 2004) was a New Zealand born rocket scientist who headed Pasadena, California's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for 22 years, retiring in 1976. He was a senior NASA luminary and pioneered the exploration of space.
Leo Tarcissus McCarthy (August 15, 1930 – February 5, 2007) was a New Zealand-born American politician and businessman. He served as the 43rd Lieutenant Governor of California from 1983 to 1995. McCarthy was born in Auckland, but moved with his parents to San Francisco, California at the age of four. He went to elementary school at Mission Dolores. He then went to high school at St.
Beatrice Muriel Hill Tinsley (January 27, 1941 - March 23, 1981) was a New Zealand astronomer and cosmologist whose research made fundamental contributions to the astronomical understanding of how galaxies evolve with time.
Frances Alda (31 May 1879 – 18 September 1952), born Fanny Jane Davis, was a New Zealand/Australian operatic soprano. She achieved fame during the first three decades of the 20th Century due to her outstanding singing voice, fine technique, colourful personality, and singing opposite famous Italian tenor Enrico Caruso.
Allan Charles Wilson (18 October 1934 – 21 July 1991) was a pioneer in the use of molecular approaches to understand evolutionary change and reconstruct phylogenies. One of the great innovators of science, he revolutionised the study of human evolution. He was one of the most controversial figures in post-war biology; his work attracted a great deal of attention both from within and outside the academic world.
Rupert Julian (January 25, 1879 - December 27, 1943) was a cinema actor, director, writer and producer. Born Thomas Percival Hayes in Whangaroa, New Zealand, Rupert Julian performed on stage and in film in his native New Zealand and Australia before emigrating to the United States in 1911, starting his career as an actor in Universal silent movies.
Kevin E. Trenberth is head of the Climate Analysis Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. He was a lead author of the 2001 and 2007 IPCC Scientific Assessment of Climate Change and serves on the Scientific Steering Group for the Climate Variability and Predictability program. In addition, he serves on the Joint Scientific Committee of the World Climate Research Programme, and has made significant contributions to research into El Niño-Southern Oscillation.
Sean Andrew Marks (born August 23, 1975 in Auckland) is a New Zealand-American professional basketball player with the NBA's New Orleans Hornets. He is the first native New Zealander to play in the NBA.
Jeremy Waldron (born October 13, 1953, New Zealand) is a professor of law and philosophy at the New York University School of Law. Waldron is currently Fowler-Hamilton Visiting Fellow at Christ Church, Oxford. Waldron will take up the Chichele Professorship in Social and Political Theory at Oxford University on a half-time basis beginning in the 2010-11 academic year.
Anthony Mosse (born October 29, 1964 in Hong Kong) was the standard bearer for New Zealand competitive swimming through the 1980s. He swam at his first Commonwealth Games, in Brisbane, Australia in 1982, when he was 17. Two years later, at the Los Angeles Olympics, he made the final in his two butterfly events. At the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland, he won gold and silver and in the same year was second in the 200m butterfly final at the world championships.
Robert Webster, footballer, co-founder of Norwich City F.C. Robert Webster, British gemologist, author Robert Webster (virologist) (born 1932), New Zealander, leading avian influenza expert Robert Webster (politician) (born 1951), Australian company director, grazier, former parliamentarian Sir Robert Webster, former chancellor of University of New South Wales Robert M. Webster (1892–1972), United States Air Force major general Robert N. Webster, a pseudonym of Raymond A.
A New Zealand-American is any of the following: An American citizen or a person born in the United States of America who is: born in New Zealand has New Zealand ancestry New Zealand Americans include: Luke Foley - A Silly Kiwi Peter Arnett - TV Presenter Len Lye - artist William Hayward Pickering - NASA chief Peter Snell - athlete
Warren Carter is an exegete specializing in the Gospel of Matthew, as well as the Greek New Testament in general. Born in New Zealand and now living in Fort Worth, Texas; Carter's education consists of a Ph.D. (New Testament), from Princeton Theological Seminary; a B.D. , Th.M. , from Melbourne College of Divinity, Australia; as well as a B.A. Hons, from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
David Arthur Eppstein (born 1963) is an English-born American professor of computer science at University of California, Irvine and a mathematician. He is known for his work in computational geometry, graph algorithms, and recreational mathematics.
Brian Sutton-Smith is a play theorist who has spent his lifetime attempting to discover the cultural significance of play in human life, arguing that any useful definition of play must apply to both adults and children. He demonstrates that children are not innocent in their play and that adults are indeed guilty in theirs. In both cases play pretends to assist them in surmounting their Darwinian struggles for survival.
Jessica Lee Rose (born April 26, 1987) is an American-born New Zealand raised actress who first gained popularity after playing the role of lonelygirl15. In the Summer of 2006, Rose debuted as lonelygirl15, a fictional teenage homeschooled character named Bree who appeared in many video blogs (also known as a vlog) on the popular video-sharing website YouTube.
Stephen John Parke is a theoretical physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. He attended St Peter's College, Auckland and Auckland University. He was a graduate student of Sidney Coleman at Harvard University. He is an originator of Parke-Taylor amplitudes which represent a new approach to computing scattering amplitudes in QCD using symmetry methods, such as supersymmetry. Parke is also an expert on neutrino physics.